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Although his “day job” is chief archivist at the celebrated Huhugam Ki Museum at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, author Steve Hoza has long been fascinated by the history of the German prisoner-of-war camps that were established across the State of Arizona.  One was sprawled at the base of the Papago Buttes. From 1944 through the end of the war, that particular encampment housed 2,500 P.O.W.s and was even the site of a “Great Escape”, when 25 of the prisoners tunneled out of the fenced camp — and most were promptly recaptured. Steve Hoza spent years interviewing former P.O.W.s, the American soldiers who guarded them, and the citizens who lived nearby.  In their own words and with dozens of historic photos, Steve will share the story of the Arizona P.O.W. camps.

Admission is $10, including an all-day Museum pass.  (No discounts or Culture Passes will be honored.)  FREE for members; advance reservations are required.